A couple of close races for town-wide offices in Wellesley made for an exciting election day on which 1 in 5 registered voters went to the polls.
Lisa Olney, a veteran of the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NR), earned a 3-year-term on the Board of Selectmen. She defeated Jennifer Fallon and replaces Ellen Gibbs.
Raina McManus returns to the NRC for a new 3-year term, as she edged Jim Miller for the seat.
In the closest contest, Patricia Mallett eked out a victory over Thomas Ahern for a 5-year Planning Board seat. Frank Pinto bested Deed Mccollum for the 1-year- Planning Board seat.
In the final contested race, Linda Oliver Grape won over James Rodrigue for a 3-year term on the Board of Health. Rodrigue will take a spot on the Recreation Commission though.
Wellesley Public Media ran an excellent live election results show on Tuesday night and at just around 8:30pm began releasing unofficial results.
Below are the official results for both the town-wide and town meeting races.